Jan 29, 2004 - 10:07 am
Hello, ladies! I just need to talk to someone so that I don't go crazy waiting! September, 2002 I was dx with cervical cancer. Rad Hyst and over 20 lymph nodes later, they assure me everything was fine. No chemo, no radiation. You worry and worry. My right leg has repeatedly swelled for no apparent reason and I oftentimes have pain in my right buttocks and down right leg. My right ovary has continually bothered me also. Two weeks ago I went to the doctor because my leg swelled so badly that I couldn't wear certain shoes and pants. My general doctor couldn't believe how swollen it was! She did an ultrasound for a possible blood clot, negative. My husband and I went for a week to Mexico. The whole time my leg was HUGE, my hip killed and my leg ached - each step killed! I went back to the doctor as soon as we got back. I was immediately scheduled for a CT Scan. They found a 3cm mass on my right ovary. Then they wanted to do an ultrasound and an internal one (strange!. They couldn't see them very well because my bowels are all around them due to the hyst. Now my OB GYN is getting involved. I am worried. I have 5 children and my greatest fear is dying from this stuff. Hearing your success stories is so helpful! What is this CA 125 thing?